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COVID-19 Essential Service

NeSI remains open for normal business during Alert Level 3 in Auckland and Alert Level 2 outside of Auckland. Our team is working remotely in Auckland and everyone remains available during this time.

NeSI is a supplier of essential services to research teams working on the COVID-19 response across NZ. If you're involved in this work, please get in touch and we will do our best to assist in any way possible.

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NeSI Case Study June Lau University of Auckland

Computer models could help reduce surgery cancellations

“It’s been amazing to be able to use NeSI to do that because it means we can change different parameters in our simulation model and through that we can do wider scenario analysis.”
NeSI NIWA case study

How NeSI and NIWA help the UK Met Office develop next generation weather analysis tools

Interpolation is ubiquitous in climate and weather models. NeSI team members Alexander Pletzer and Wolfgang Hayek have developed a new interpolation method that will improve the UK Met Office's ability to forecast weather events.
NeSI Case Study Tra Dinh University of Auckland

Investigating climate sensitivity

“The numerical simulations and predictions of the Earth’s climate, which are an essential component of my research, are not possible without NeSI’s high computing facility.”
NeSI Case Study Tony Merriman

Finding genetic help for Māori health

“We’re using NeSI to allow us to do gene alignments – sequencing millions of small segments of DNA."
NeSI Case Study Yiming Peng

Taking machine learning further

“I couldn't imagine how long my PhD journey would go if I hadn't used the high performance computing resources of NeSI."
NeSI Case Study Brendon Bradley QuakeCORE

Simulating earthquakes for a safer future

We understand the basic physics, but the complexity is such we can’t use intuition to understand these problems. To understand and quantify these phenomena, we need to throw a supercomputer at them.”
NeSI Case Study Daniel White

Controlling invasive predators with local research

“The support at NeSI has been great. If I had a problem with software running, or need a new program installed, they were there. It’s saved a lot of time.”
NeSI Case Study Timothy Bilton Ken Dodds AgResearch

Optimising tools used for genetic analysis

“NeSI helped our team profile our code to detect inefficiencies and helped improve our code, allowing us to run our analyses faster.”
NeSI Case Study Blair Blakie

Bose Einstein condensate may reveal supersolid’s secrets

There have been several experimentalists that claim to have observed the supersolid state, but none of the experiments have been clear enough to make the claim unequivocal.
David Welch Water Xie NeSI Case Study

Addressing key questions in evolution

"Without NeSI, these computationally intensive studies would simply not be viable."